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Chit Chat Diner

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515 Essex St, Hackensack, NJ 07601-1215
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Rutherford, New Jersey
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food and atmosphere at the Chit Chat diner was excellent. The service was attentive but not intrusive. Most importantly the food selection and actual food served was fresh and prepared exactly as requested.

Thank Joe S
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is by far best diner I've to in the tri-state area. The entrees are top notch and the desserts are great!

Thank Bibliofica L
Fort Lee NJ
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50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

Look, I'm not giving this local 24 hour diner five stars for the food. It earns top rating for the service. I've been here twice now, once for breakfast and once for lunch. What I've ordered was nothing complicated but it came quickly and was fresh and very good. The waiters are all friendly and attentive with attention to the... More 

Thank Barry W
Hackensack, New Jersey
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157 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

The food is excellent. The hamburger was prepared to the details of my order and the fires were great too. The French onion soup is the best!!!!

Thank RLF724
Bergenfield, New Jersey
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52 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

This place is always packed and the parking lot is full. I suggest parking in the Home Depot and sitting at the counter to avoid waiting on line for a table or parking spot. Menu is crazy big...almost like Cheesecake Factory big. Nothing sucks here but remember that it's a Greek owned establishment so anything with Greek ingredients is good.... More 

Thank R1362PTmark
Hackensack, New Jersey
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56 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Vast menu, 3 pages of breakfast served all day. Special late night menu. Great place!!! I would order anything on the menu. An eclectic blend of foods from all over the world. Love this place....

Thank Cyndes
Old Bridge, New Jersey, United States
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

We arrived around 1:30 am after we left a local bar. We ordered pork roll/Taylor ham and egg sandwiches and disco fries. Our server Stephanie (Stefanie), was fantastic. We didn't wait long at all. She made sure everything was on the table we didn't have to ask for anything. She brought a trivia card game to our table, we had... More 

Thank Toni D
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

I live in Maryland and I could say I get excited to go to Jersey because I can dine at chit chat diner. Food has always been great. service is always amazing!! great, attentive, quick servers as well, and what we loved the most on our last visit the "chit chat cards" on the table. Great way to leave the... More 

Thank Victoria T
Paramus, New Jersey
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350 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Chit Chat is our favorite diner in New Jersey. Decorated in McKenzie Child's decor with a very attentive staff overseen by owner/ partner Frank & his Father in Law / partner. Food is beyond what you might expect at a diner. Full bar & sometimes overcrowded parking lot.

Thank paul3776
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I have been there many times and never had a bad meal...until this past week. After eating the salad we both felt very sick! The salad was pretty pricey for not feeling well after eating it!

Thank JenOsen

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Diner, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 515 Essex St, Hackensack, NJ 07601-1215
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Hackensack
  • Phone Number: 201-820-4033

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?